Capacity building for REDD+ readiness (2013 onwards)
Forests in the GMS are important carbon sinks, provide valuable eco-system services, contain extensive and unique biodiversity, and are an important source of livelihood for millions of local people, many of whom live in poverty. The on-going destruction and damage to natural forests in the GMS through over-exploitation has long been one of the major environmental challenges facing the subregion. In response, GMS countries are engaging in REDD+ (“Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation”).
CEP Country mission: strategic planning, safeguards, and monitoring
As part of a round of planning missions to GMS countries, CEP held a scoping mission to Lao PDR to consult with stakeholders on the program’s Phase II strategic planning, safeguards, and monitoring activities.
The Role of International Trade in Employment Growth in Micro- and Small Enterprises: Evidence from Developing Asia
This ADB paper examines the role of international trade in employment growth in micro- and small enterprises using a representative sample of manufacturing firms in six Southeast Asian countries
Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Energy Sector Assessment, Strategy, and Road Map 2013 Update
This ADB energy sector assessments, strategies, and road map document updates development issues, needs, and priorities of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) for ADB assistance in the...
Same Energy, More Power: Accelerating Energy Efficiency in Asia
This ADB report examines prospects for ADB to ramp up efforts in the region for greater utilization of demand-side energy efficiency, the most cost-effective source of energy supply. The report further...
Lao PDR: Energy Sector Assessment, Strategy, and Road Map 2013 Update
This ADB transport sector assessment, strategy, and road map highlights development issues, needs and strategic assistance priorities of the Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and...
WGE 19th Annual Meeting and WGA 10th Annual Meeting
Cross-sector collaboration is central to the long-term success of the GMS Economic Cooperation Program, particularly among inter-dependent sectors such agriculture and environment.
This brochure overviews the Core Environment Program; covering the development context, history of the program, areas of work and some major program results. Please find the brochure in Burmese, Chines...
Biodiversity Conservation Corridors Project (2011 onwards)
One of the major successes of CEP Phase I was the scaling up of its biodiversity conservation corridor pilot work. In 2011, ADB approved grants and loans worth $69 million for Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam under a new project to further engage local communities in the sustainable management of important biodiversity landscapes.